Tallguy14 From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 228 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 5 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 6707 times:
I believe it's Continental's flight CO99, Newark-Hong Kong. Scheduled flight time is 15hours 45minutes. United used to have a JFK-Hong Kong flight operated by a 747-422, but this was discontinued several years ago.
The rumor I heard is that when Continental first began operating EWRHKG, they often had to divert for fuel enroute. And some regulatory agency threatened to take away the flight's "nonstop" status since it was often a one-stop flight. Anyone know if this is true?
Star_world From Ireland, joined Jun 2001, 1234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 5 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 6570 times:
Phfev03 - Welcome to A.net. This question is probably the most frequently asked one on this board, if you use the "search" link at the top of the thread you'll find many previous discussions about it. What invariably happens is that someone proposes one particular route, and 20 other people then post different answers, all with the same level of certainty - lots of "experts" around here
Worldperks From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (11 years 5 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 6377 times:
The brand spanking new Republic of Cape Verde is an 11 island archipelago 400 miles off the coast of Senegal. It got its start as a stopping place for slaving ships in the 1600s. The people are as mixed-race as it's possible to get. In the air age, it became a refueling stop for Madrid to Buenos Aires, Lisbon to Rio, and (believe it or not) Zurich to Montevideo. It is an up and coming resort, but it's not completely developed yet. There's a new American embassy in the city of Praia, so they must have oil.
They're served by TAP, SAA, TACV (a local airline), World Airways (ferrying oil rig crews from Houston to Angola), Volare, and Condor.
Airplanetire From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1809 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (11 years 5 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 6239 times:
Although it would seem like JFK is farther from JNB than ATL, that is not the case. Because JFK is a good bit farther east than ATL, it puts it amost 500 miles closer. The distance from JFK to JNB is 7969 miles. From ATL to JNB it is 8439 miles.
Expressjetphx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (11 years 5 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 6234 times:
QANTAS747-438 is right. The routing is JNB-CPT-SID-ATL-CPT-JNB. the ATL-CPT flight is actually scheduled as longer than the nonstop JFK-JNB flight. SAA says that all JNB-JFK flights that were stopping in SID for fuel will now be stopping in DKR. The South Africa-Atlanta flights will still stop in SID.
Cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8283 posts, RR: 54
Reply 19, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 5965 times:
What about Canada 3000's Toronto - Delhi nonstop? It operated for a couple of weeks either immediately before or after 9/11. A brave attempt at a new route and a first attempt at proper longhaul scheduled service for C3. The launch was so unluckily timed that it killed the whole airline.
fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz